Kaneland Krier

Parent teacher conferences give parents the chance to take control of their child’s education

By: Hannah Leeper, Reporter

November 1, 2016

With November right around the corner parent teacher conferences are going to take place Wednesday, November 2 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m and Thursday, November 3 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (On Wednesday there is a full day of school and on Thursday there is no school) and are held in the library. Each conf...

Cafeteria offers new and improved options

Cafeteria offers new and improved options

By: Julia Janis, Editor

October 6, 2016

It’s lunchtime at KHS and students are looking for a bite to eat, but it’s not the same old items from last year. This school year has new additions and changes to food being sold in the cafeteria. “We are doing lots of grilled sandwiches. We noticed students are buying mostly a la carte so we brou...

Key Club host Trunk or Treat in the high school parking lot

Key Club host Trunk or Treat in the high school parking lot

By: Ava Mandele, Editor-in-Chief of Web

October 5, 2016

On Saturday October 22, the Kaneland Key Club is hosting their first Trunk or Treat for all the kids of the community. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The event will include donated concessions for the guest. Kids will have the opportunity to go around to each car and get candy,...

Not-so new food policy comes into play

Not-so new food policy comes into play

By: Bridget McCracken, Editor

October 4, 2016

  On the first day of school many students found out, from multiple teachers, that food would not be allowed in the classroom. This policy does not allow teachers to bring in food for students but allows teachers to decide if they will allow any food or drink in classrooms besides water. Many people ...

Tissue boxes can no longer earn you an A

Tissue boxes can no longer earn you an A

By: Amanda Malawski, Editor

October 3, 2016

Teachers are no longer giving extra credit for students that bring in supplies for their teachers: for example tissue boxes. Students can not bring in supplies for their teachers to try and boost up their grades. “The administration wants students to focus on their academic performance rather ...

National Association for College Admission Counseling comes to Chicago

By: Ally Smith, Editor

September 30, 2016

On Saturday, October 1 from 11 am to 3 pm the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host a college fair at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. According to the NACAC website over 800 colleges, such as Arizona State University, Benedictine University, Clemson University,...

Cheryl Krauspe resigns from the Kaneland school board

Cheryl Krauspe resigns from the Kaneland school board

By: Karina Sanchez, Editor

September 30, 2016

As of Sept. 12, 2016 Kaneland board member, Cheryl Krauspe has resigned from her seat on the board. Cheryl Krauspe was a board member for 11 and half years, where she took her spot on the board very seriously by doing her homework on important matters, as well as being a part of meetings, where she w...

Behind the desk: How the HERO system works

An example HERO pass

By: Matt Cushman, Editor

September 27, 2016

“After the bell rings and you are late, you go to a security guard with a portable HERO or one with a computer. You can give us your ID or your ID number. Each time you are scanned, it keeps track of how many times you have been late. A ticket is then given and the teacher signs and it fixes the attendan...

Knights battle DeKalb in the homecoming game

Junior Matt Payton runs into the football game.

By: Shelby Harper, Reporter

September 26, 2016

On Friday September 23, the Kaneland Knights battled a hard and intense game against the DeKalb Barbs. The Knights played their hearts out against one of the biggest rivals. In the first quarter the Knights and Barbs tackled, sprinted and scored touchdowns, the Barbs took the lead with a score of 0-7. ...

Seniors take the powder puff trophy once again

Senior Powder Puffs walk through Kaneville for the homecoming parade.

By: Stevie Kumar, Reporter

September 26, 2016

One of the most beloved traditions of Homecoming, according to many students, is the powderpuff game. A football game in which sophomore and junior girls compete against each other with a performance from the man poms during the halftime show. In the game, the seniors and the juniors faced off, but in the e...

HERO system offers positive incentive

Homecoming events offer HERO points for students.

By: Hannah Leeper, Reporter

September 19, 2016

The Kaneland Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors were introduced to a new system called Hero. Hero is a system to regulate tardiness and promote time management. Hero also rewards students who show class spirit and to students who participate in the Kaneland community. Students can earn HERO poin...

Rainbows take over Chicago this June

Halsted St. showed off its pride with this sign in the middle of the festival.

By: Caitlyn Rawers, Editor in Chief

July 18, 2016

The month of June is a month of celebration, coming together and pride for many people. June is Pride month for the LGBT+ [Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community. June is considered Pride month because of the historic Stonewall Riot that happened on June 28, 1969. The Stonewall Riot is often consi...

Former Krier Editor in Chief makes Illinois all-state journalism team

By: Karina Sanchez, Editor

July 11, 2016

On Monday evening, June 27, the Kaneland School Board recognized Madeline Mohatt with a certificate for making the Journalism All-State Team. “I was so surprised and just overjoyed really,” Mohatt said. Mohatt was nominated by advisor Kimberly Reese. The All-State Team is made up of people who have redeem...

Lunch prices increase for the high school in the upcoming school year

By: Skylar Rolle and Alicia Rocha

June 2, 2016

The most dramatic change to come about from Monday’s board meeting is the change in school lunches. Students will see an increase in the price of hot lunches and milk in the 2016-2017 school year. The school board decided to increase the hot lunch price to $3, and milk will increase to $0.40. The ...

The Madrigals sing their way through Spain

The Madrigals perform at the annual Madrigal dinner and sing traditional songs.

By: Sophie Ottoson, Reporter

May 31, 2016

There are many exciting opportunities for those in the arts at Kaneland. The choir program at our school often goes on trips, including the Madrigals. This June the Madrigals will travel to Spain from the 7 to the 15. They will be touring around the country to sing at different cathedrals. They have...